In this Legacies Roundup we touch on the findings in Smee & Ford’s latest Legacy Trends 2018 report, consider the key issues and things to think about if your charity is left a gift of property, and take a look at issues relating to disclosure of information in the context of 1975 Act claims and Larke v Nugus requests.
In this week's Briefing: The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued its first post-GDPR enforcement notice. The Education and Skills Funding Agency has published updated versions of its Schools forum guidance. British Asian Trust has announced the world’s largest impact bond. The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is consulting on its draft Strategic Plan 2019-2022.
Work is now well underway on the DfID-funded project on Governance and Reporting, in connection with the work of Working Group 4: Complaints and Reporting, which was set up following the DfID Summit on Safeguarding in INGOs in the Spring.
Following on from August’s ruling in Cliff Richard’s defamation suit against the BBC, Rupert Earle, Head of Media Disputes, has blogged for The Times on the implications of the judgment for press freedom.
The recent fortunes of the House of Fraser and Debenhams highlight the importance of utilising new technologies and having a healthy digital presence.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published a new piece of guidance about checking that setting up a new charity is the best option in the circumstances. The International Development Committee has published its Report into the Definition and administration of Official Development Assistance. DCMS has published a report on “Place-based giving schemes: funding, engaging and creating stronger communities”.
Head of Data Privacy Victoria Hordern has been quoted by Global Data Review on the potential impact of a “No-Deal Brexit” on UK data protection law.
BWB Compliance has appointed Jacob Copeland to the role of Adviser in its growing team of financial regulation experts. In his new position Jacob will look to advise banks and building societies on the sector’s latest regulatory changes by drawing on previous roles at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and one of the sector’s most well-known challenger banks.
Our Charity & Social Enterprise department are delighted to present their Autumn Update 2018.
Catharina Waller has written an article for the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) to set out why the not-for-profit sector requires a guiding hand from IP professionals.
In light of recently-issued UK government guidance on the effects of a ‘No-Deal Brexit’ on data protection law and practice, Victoria Hordern, Head of Data Privacy, has responded with her thoughts on what this guidance will mean in practice for organisations which could be impacted by this turn of events.
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UK Visas & Immigration (“UKVI”) has published its quarterly report showing the number of civil penalties for illegal workers found in each region of the UK between 1 January and 31 March 2018 (“the specified period”).
In this week's Briefing: Charity Finance Group has published a “Cost Benefit Analysis of Brexit for Charities”. The Fundraising Regulator has announced a consultation on a revised version of the Code. The government has announced 22 projects which will be funded through a Social Impact Bond, via the Life Chances Fund. The Electoral Commission is conducting a survey on its guidance for non-party campaigners.
Bates Wells’ Advisory & Impact (A&I) team have authored a ground-breaking report for Hyde Group which reveals findings of significant interest to the social housing sector, central government and local authorities.
The BWB Safeguarding Best Practice Group recently explored the tension between safeguarding and GDPR, two key developments facing the charity sector today.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published two reports relating to charity accounts - the first on whether charity accounts and reports meet the reader’s needs and the second on public benefit reporting. Since 1st September a new framework is in place allowing a Community Interest Company (CIC) to convert into a CIO (charitable incorporated organisation).